Youth and Families
LEARN AND EXPLORE
Stories, crafts, educational tours and interactive experiences highlight the fun and exciting learning opportunities available at the Colorado Railroad Museum!
STORY AND CRAFT TIME
10am-11am 3rd Tuesday Each Month
Join staff and volunteers at the Colorado Railroad Museum as they share some of their favorite children’s stories with a decidedly railroad theme followed by a fun make and take.
- April 20
- May 18
- June 15
- July 20
- August 17
- September 21
- October 19
- November 16
- December 21
Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Included with general admission.
2022 Dates TBA
Included with Museum admission, optional rides available!
Your family is invited to join the Museum for a week of special hands-on activities focusing on the railroad’s role in settling Colorado.
Tuesday: Going West Special Activity – Manifest Destiny
Wednesday: Black on Track Special Activity – Music of Found Objects
Thursday: Laying Track & Creating Towns Special Activity – Great Big Map
Friday: Who Special Activity – Manifest Music
Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors (ages 60+), $5 ages 2-17. Museum Members, children under 2 and active military personnel are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (18+), $2 ages 2-17. Museum members and children under 2 are free.
Grounds open 9am-5pm, Spring Break Activities operate 10am-2pm, trains rides available 10am-3pm.
This diorama shows a typical telegraph office that could be found at a train depot in the early 20th century. It comes with a working “sounder” encouraging visitors to decode and send messages coming over the wire.
Thursdays May 13, 2021 thru August 12, 2021
Spend Thursdays at the Colorado Railroad Museum this summer as we celebrate all things railroad! Each week, participants explore railroad related crafts and demonstrations. Topics explored include the nuts and bolts of how trains work to more imaginative themes like steampunk. Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to learn about all things railroads!
Recommended ages 6-10 years old (with an adult). Included with general admission.
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children (2-15), $8 Seniors (60+). Museum Members and Children under 2 are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (16+), $2 Children (2-15). Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket. Children under 2 are free on a ticketed parent’s lap.
2021 Dates TBA
Meet historic characters who worked for the railroad – like an engineer!
See a Pop-Up Exhibit featuring railroad art.
Explore some of the tools used on the railroad.
Write a story, send a message in code.
Identify the types of rocks and minerals used on the railroad.
Try your hand at Geocaching/Letterboxing.
Join the search for Spike, The Railroad Dog.
And of course, take a train ride!
Pre-Register by Monday, October 12, 2021 to receive a Badge & Certificate!
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA RAILROADING BADGE ACTIVITY WORKBOOK
Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Boy Scout Railroading Badge Activity Workbook. After completing the workbook contact your Badge Counselor.